Owen describes how, “Bullets chirped…Machine-guns chuckled…Gas hissed…” (Owen 3,4,15). Personifying the weapons demonstrates how pure soldiers have their innocence stolen from them through forced and blind usage of such deadly instruments. Accordingly, it is the weapons who truly receive the last laugh in the war as they kill both physically and spiritually, while soldiers are forever wounded in ways that can and cannot be seen.
Murder is defined in the dictionary as the crime of unlawfully killing a person especially with malice. In war, soldiers kill the enemy to serve their country. In the poem “Arms and the Boy” by Wilfred Owen, he describes the bayonet as “blue with all malice, like a madman’s flash; / And thinly drawn with famishing for flesh” (3-4). Bayonet, the vehicle is described to be a cruel and merciless weapon and is used to compare the person is holding the bayonet. The use of the tenor and vehicle bring about the cruelties of the war This may be true, but soldiers are fighting to protect the people they care about.
Repetition is used in t “pretending he was not in the war, pretending he had not watched Billy Boy Watkins die” (O’Brien 828) The author repeats many words and phrases in order to show the reader that rather than being brave and unaffected by the way he was trying to pretend as if he wasn’t in the dangerous situation so that he could overcome his fear. Informal word choice his eyes still wide open and scared stiff “The big soldier hissed at him to shut up” The author uses simple, everyday language in order to show the reader the realities of war from the point of view of the fearful soldier. Names of the characters: “Private First Class Paul Berlin” soldier died Billy Boy“ doctor “Doc Peret”. The names of the characters describe their position at war. While the narrator always states his name as a fool informal title, being a Private is actually a very low level beginning soldier, whereas the doctor who was educated and help a higher position is referred to as “Doc” and the life of the lost soldier is not respected with a heroic title of authority, but rather referred to by a nickname “Billy Boy”.
Analysis of All Quiet on the Western Front Many war novels are written in an admirable way as if war as an act of valor and honor in which men sacrifice their lives for their country and for the greater good. All Quiet on the Western Front is a novel published in 1929 by Erich Remarque. This novel,contrasting many others, does not admire war, but speaks of itshorrors with unparalleled veracity. All Quiet on The Western Front is clearly an anti-war book as can be seen with Paul’s changing mindset preceding and during the war, descriptions of the cruelty of war, and Paul’s reaction to the death his friends. “Won’t you join up, Comrades?” (Remarque, 11) said Kantorek, who was Paul’s schoolmaster and had swayed Paul and his friends to go to the District Commandment and volunteer for the war.
Have you ever heard of a war without having a tragedy, war without peace, or even a war without innocent people dying? Any war in the world has impacted the economy, people and other countries. The outcome of war and death that Author Kurt Vonnegut shares is a reality of war, intended to improve the lives of people, but always leading to the death of human life(Overview Slaughterhouse Five). Author Kurt Vonnegut endorses this view in his novel, Slaughterhouse-Five, he shows that war can never be justified as long as innocent life is lost. "The nicest veterans in Schenectady, I thought, the kindest and funniest ones, the ones who hated war the most, were the ones who'd really fought."(Vonnegut).
Within this essay you will learn about imagery, metaphors, and symbolism. These are all devices that are vital in portraying the overall theme of the brutality of war, in All Quiet on the Western Front. One of the main literary devices used in All Quiet on the Western Front is imagery. An example of this is when Detering, Paul and, his friends become pale and sick at hearing
It’s hard to say exactly what Paul would be like if he never fought the war but it is easy to say that his personality would be immensely different. World War I forever changed Paul Bӓumer in All Quiet on the Western Front just as it changed the lives of real life soldiers fighting in the war and how war continues to change lives
Throughout war and particularly World War 1, soldiers may encounter atrocious, terrifying experiences that sometimes no one could even imagine possible. War’s brutality overall can be extremely damaging to those who have served, with the loss of comrades and scaring deaths, potentially causing psychological damage. In the novel, All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, the group of men fighting and struggling for their country together overtime develop a special, strong bond with each other. When going through similar types of experiences, they are easily able to understand one another and eventually love and trust with a extreme bond like no other. The main character Paul Baumer and comrade Katczinsky especially express a powerful brotherhood, shown in many occasions.
The Effects of Shell Shock Soldiers who had bayoneted men in the face had developed twitches of their own face muscles. Stomach pains conquered men who stabbed their enemies in the abdomen. Snipers lost eye sight. Terrifying nightmares of being unable to take out bayonets from the enemies' bodies stayed with them long after the killing. Shell shock is a serious disorder and WW1 cases such as these caused a giant step into the study of psychology.
War habitually desensitizes and numbs the fighting soldiers due to the harsh, crippling events they have witnessed. War creates a feeling of endless hopelessness felt by the comrades during the war. In “All Quiet on the Western Front”, Erich Maria Remarque exposes the change of characterization of Paul Baumer from an innocent boy transformed by the monstrosities of war into a desensitized soldier by repeating the pattern of soldiers going to the front, being at the front, and then being away from the front to expose the personal destruction caused by it. On the way to the front, the comrades are experiencing rising anxiety and intimidating tension from the realization of the unavoidability death on the frontline. For example Baumer is thinking, “Every time it is the same.
Present throughout the book is the theme of disillusionment. In the school, they’ve been told by their schoolmasters and parents that unless they join the war, they would remain cowards. They see propaganda after propaganda, all alluding towards the glory of battle and warfare. Out on the front, they realize that nothing was further from the truth. Their dreams of being heroes shattered, like when they compare themselves to the soldier on a poster in chapter 7.
The book has been called "The greatest war book that has yet been written" by Rodakteur Stohr. All Quiet on the Western Front, written by Erich Maria Remarque, is about a young German soldier named Paul Baumer who is in World War 1. The book uses many motifs, which are repeating objects or ideas. The motif of brutality teaches the reader that war is full of horror by showing that people kill other people in a way they wouldn 't anywhere else. Two examples of this are when a man’s chin gets smashed away and when Kat smashes a man 's face with the butt of this rifle.